Spacing: 12-15 in. (30-38 cm) 15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
Hardiness: USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 °C (-40 °F) USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 °C (-35 °F) USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 °C (-30 °F) USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 °C (-25 °F) USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 °C (-20 °F) USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 °C (-15 °F) USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 °C (-10 °F) USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 °C (-5 °F) USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F) USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F) USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F) USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F) USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F) USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)
On May 15, 2011, weedsfree from Magna, UT (Zone 7a) wrote:
Mine are easy to tell apart from 'Autumn Joy'. 'Autumn Joy' has plain green leaves. 'Autumn Fire' leaves are much darker with a purple or brown edging. No extra care or water is needed for these plants, if I didn't want to. I water once every week and a half to two weeks in the summer, if we haven't had rainfall. Forms a large clump quickly from divisions.
On Sep 7, 2010, CreativeCountry from Petersburg, IN wrote:
This is my first year growing it, but I am very impressed so far. The blooms are 5 or more inches across is very flat heads and very well shaped and tight. It is a beautiful shade oe pink, brighter and deeper than autumn joy, I think this will be a must have for tough, dependable year end color. I love sedums.
On Apr 24, 2009, montsho from Tracy, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:
I have this plant and Autumn Joy. They are very similar and hard to tell apart until they bloom. AF has darker pink flowers and does not flop at all. AJ has light pink flowers and will flop if not cut back in the Spring.
On Sep 6, 2008, BlackDogKurt from Seymour, CT wrote:
Beautiful plant that looks great even when it is green all summer, sorta like a giant broccoli. Blooms here starting in mid-September, with pinkish to brick red blooms. Mine grow very upright, stout, and have never needed staking. Very strong grower that needs little special care.
On Aug 1, 2005, prgardener from Park Ridge, IL wrote:
No problems growing this in the Chicago area, beautiful fall display and nice shape & color in summer - mine gets REALLY big though (up to 3') & needs support - was wondering if I could trim it to keep it smaller (dividing this year didn't help - the 'new' baby is already 2').
On May 3, 2005, BUFFY690 from Prosperity, SC (Zone 7b) wrote:
I have a very small cutting I am growing for next year. I plan to add it to a planting bed I am adding around our mail box. To which I am also adding a clematis and a creepy phlox. I am hoping these will shade the roots of the clematis and let the thrive together.
On Jan 16, 2005, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:
I grew this for the first time two years ago in a bed along with 'Autumn Joy' sedum. To be frankly honest I could tell no huge difference between the two. In fact my DH could not tell them apart.
This plant is absolutely maintenance free and does very well in our hot dry summers here in Ga. Bothered by no pests that I observed. Grows and multiplies very rapidly. It is even pretty in the spring and summer before it turns red. Everyone remarks that it looks like broccoli plants in its green stage.
Stunning in the fall. I love this plant and would recommend these types of sedums to anyone.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
, Birmingham, Alabama Bootjack, California Castro Valley, California Clayton, California Laguna West-lakeside, California Merced, California San Leandro, California New Milford, Connecticut Seymour, Connecticut Braselton, Georgia Cordele, Georgia Marietta, Georgia Burr Ridge, Illinois Park Ridge, Illinois Spring Grove, Illinois Urbana, Illinois Washington, Illinois Waukegan, Illinois Indianapolis, Indiana Petersburg, Indiana Keomah Village, Iowa Olathe, Kansas Princeton, Kansas Wichita, Kansas Hebron, Kentucky Salvisa, Kentucky New Iberia, Louisiana Commerce Township, Michigan Madison Heights, Michigan Pinconning, Michigan Plainwell, Michigan Richland, Michigan Arkoe, Missouri Kearney, Nebraska Roswell, New Mexico Croton-on-hudson, New York Raleigh, North Carolina Delta, Ohio Fruit Hill, Ohio Montrose-ghent, Ohio Allentown, Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Elgin, South Carolina North Augusta, South Carolina Piedmont, South Carolina Clarksville, Tennessee Knoxville, Tennessee Lafayette, Tennessee Pocahontas, Tennessee Aquia Harbour, Virginia Warrenton, Virginia Mountlake Terrace, Washington Moxee, Washington North Sultan, Washington Beverly, West Virginia Weston, West Virginia Madison, Wisconsin